Economic Regionalization in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges to Economic Cooperation / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides a unique insight into the development of economic regionalization, with special reference to the Asia-Pacific. It presents international globalization strategies from a historical perspective and then analyses the effects on the development of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Focusing on APEC itself, the author provides a detailed investigation into its organization and agenda, and thorough personal interviews with some of the most influential people who have worked for APEC. This work contributes uniquely to our understanding and insight of economic regionalization in this area through detailed interviews with former members of this group. It will be especially useful to policy makers as well as scholars of Asian studies, international economics, globalization, and trade.
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Dutta (economics, Rutgers U.) presents international globalization strategies from a historical perspective, then explores their impact on the development of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization. Based on personal interviews with people who have worked for the organization, he details its structure and agenda to provide insights into the rise of economic regionalization in general. He finds that the region has used the western European model of formal regionalization, and that the primary challenges to continued success are the limited macroeconomic coordination and the geographical coverage of formal arrangement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858988252
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Economic Regionalization - A Perspective
1 Toward a Supranational Regional Macroeconomic Core 3
2 Historical Profiles of Economic Regionalization 11
3 An Economic Community in the Asia-Pacific Region 20
4 Economic Regionalization in Western Europe: Search for a New Paradigm 32
5 Pareto Optimality Condition and Economic Regionalization 40
6 Asia-Pacific Economic Regimes 52
7 Economic Regionalization and Geo-economics 77
Pt. II Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) - "A Moving Target"
8 APEC is a "Moving Target" 93
9 A Conversation with Jang-Hee Yoo, Member, Eminent Persons' Group, South Korea 96
10 A Conversation with C. Fred Bergsten, Member, Eminent Persons' Group, United States 110
11 A Conversation with Suhadi Mangkusuwondo, Member, Eminent Persons' Group, Indonesia 122
12 A Conversation with Zhao Gong-Da, Member, Eminent Persons' Group, People's Republic of China 130
13 A Conversation with Mitsuo Sato, President, Asian Development Bank, Philippines 134
14 A Conversation with Lee Tsao Yuan, Member, Eminent Persons' Group, Singapore 139
15 A Conversation with The Honorable Neville Wran, Member Eminent Persons' Group, Australia 150
16 A Conversation with Narongchai Akrasanee, Member, Eminent Persons' Group, Thailand 156
17 A Conversation with Dato Noordin Sopiee, Member, Eminent Persons' Group, Malaysia 164
18 A Conversation with Heinz W. Arndt, Australian National University, Australia 166
19 A Conversation with Ross Garnaut, Australian National University, Australia 173
20 A Conversation with Peter Drysdale, Australian National University, Australia 177
21 A Conversation with Mohamed Ariff, University of Malaya, Malaysia 186
Pt. III APEC: Organization and Agenda
22 APEC Organization 195
23 APEC Vision: Action Agenda/Action Plan 204
24 APEC and Trade 211
25 Challenges for APEC 225
Pt. IV Geo-Economics and Intra-APEC Subregional Economic Cooperation
26 Intra-APEC Geo-economics 229
27 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 234
28 Australia and New Zealand Closer Economic Relations (ANZ-CER) 259
29 The North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) 269
30 The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 275
31 The Golden Triangle of China: Mainland, Taipei, Hong Kong 287
Bibliography 299
Index 311
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